INFORM: Sports Law – January 2024

Here is the January edition of the ‘Inform: Sports Law’ publication. We endeavour to provide a synopsis of key developments in sports, esports, and gaming laws in India and overseas, as well as to engage with stakeholders in these fields.

The Indian sports arena continues to witness an increased focus on strengthening the regulatory framework through legislative changes and court pronouncements.

The highlights of the current issue are:

Updates – 

  • FIFA Football Agent Regulations Suspended Worldwide
  • Valuation Rules for GST on Online Gaming Apply Prospectively: FM
  • IOA Sets Up Ad-hoc Committee after WFI Suspension
  • BAI Directs Players Not to Participate in Unapproved Tournament
  • Clothing Regulations Breach: ICC Reprimands Khawaja Over Black Armband
  • CAS Arbitration: New Safeguards Seek to Protect Vulnerable Witnesses
  • Olympic Games Paris 2024: Eligibility Conditions for Individual Neutral Athletes
  • Rugby Football League Board Approves Amendments for 2024 Season
  • IBA Reminds National Federations that Dual Membership is Not Accepted
  • World Athletics Council Meet in Monaco: Key Decisions
  • Los Angeles 2028: IOC Approves Event Programme Principles

Case Laws – 

  • Kerala Sports Council to Consider Player’s Plea Seeking Financial Aid
  • JPSC Civil Judge Exam: HC Dismisses Plea Claiming Benefit under Sports Quota